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Univision's Rodner Figueroa fired for Michelle Obama comment
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MIAMI (AP) — Talk show host Rodner Figueroa was fired from Univision after saying that Michelle Obama looks like someone from the cast of "Planet of the Apes."

Figueroa, who's known for his biting fashion commentary, made his remarks during a live segment of the show "El Gordo y la Flaca" in which the hosts were commenting on a viral video that shows a makeup artist transforming himself into different celebrities, including Michelle Obama.

"Well, watch out, you know that Michelle Obama looks like she's from the cast of 'Planet of the Apes,' the movie," Figueroa, 42, said with a giggle.

When hostess Lili Estefan countered with "What are you saying?" and host Raul de Molina said Obama was very attractive, Figueroa defended his remark, saying "but it is true."

In a statement, Univision called Figueroa's comments "completely reprehensible" and said they "in no way reflect the values or opinions of Univision."

Figueroa, who in 2014 won a Daytime Emmy Award, did not respond to requests for comment Thursday. He worked for Univision for 17 years and had been on "El Gordo y la Flaca" since 2000.

http://news.yahoo.com/univision-fires-rodner-figueroa-michelle-obama-182010184.html#

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And rightfully so.


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oopsies. man, i feel bad for him - loved his bits on the show !


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Possibly because she is now deceased? Likely because she didn't work for Univision? Perhaps because Rivers and Figueroa are not the same person? Surely because one episode has nothing to do with the other? Possibilities abound...

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Wonder why they didn't fire Joan Rivers - she said the first lady is a transgender


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Possibly because she is now deceased? Likely because she didn't work for Univision? Perhaps because Rivers and Figueroa are not the same person? Surely because one episode has nothing to do with the other? Possibilities abound...

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The possibilities are endless!

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I believe at the time she was reporter on ENews or something with E in it that does like fashion TV...

I can concur with the Mexican reporter, Michelle look like Chewbacca off Star Wars to me

He's not Mexican he's Venezuelan.

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I believe at the time she was reporter on ENews or something with E in it that does like fashion TV...

I can concur with the Mexican reporter, Michelle look like Chewbacca off Star Wars to me

Why is her appearance of significance to be worthy of comment?

Do you make similar comments about the pink men in the Republican party?

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